System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
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System Administration Guide: Basic Administration is part of a set that includes a significant part of the SolarisTM system administration information. This guide contains information for both SPARC® based and x86 based systems.

This book assumes you have completed the following tasks:

  • Installed the Solaris Express Operating System

  • Set up all the networking software that you plan to use

For the Solaris release, new features that might be interesting to system administrators are covered in sections called What's New in ... ? in the appropriate chapters.

Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC® , SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems appear in the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists at This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.

In this document these x86 related terms mean the following:

  • “x86” refers to the larger family of 64-bit and 32-bit x86 compatible products.

  • “x64” points out specific 64-bit information about AMD64 or EM64T systems.

  • “32-bit x86” points out specific 32-bit information about x86 based systems.

For supported systems, see the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.

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